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Submitted Event/News Does Not Go to Posts

  1. After submitting event or news, it goes to drafts as: Untitled_5

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday February 14, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Sounds like you don't have a Post Title field on your form. A title isn't being created. Do you have a Post Title on your form? Is it being populated?

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday February 14, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Thanks Carl. Pretty amazing plugin you've got here. I think I am starting to figure it out somewhat. I still haven't figured out how to include the date, time, phone number fiekds into the post, once it arrives as a draft. Is that possible to do?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 15, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Depends on what you mean by include them into the post?

    If you mean store them as custom field data with the post, yes. You can use the Custom Field under Post Fields. It has options to use it as a Date, Time or Phone Number field. You wouldn't use the standard Date, Time or Phone Number field from the Advanced Fields but rather the Custom Field under Post Fields and then you can configure the field type by editing the custom field.

    Keep in mind custom field data is stored with the post in post meta. However, WordPress doesn't show custom fields by default. You have to configure your theme to display them. See this article on how custom fields work:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields

    Another option is to use the Content Template functionality of the Post Body field. The Content Template functionality lets you completely control the Post Body content. You can format it with HTML, insert form field values using the "Insert form field" drop down, etc.

    The Content Template functionality is available if you edit your Post Body field and enable the Content Template and then configure your Content Template in the textarea provided. That content template wil then be applied to the post body content whenever the form is submitted.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 15, 2011 | Permalink
  5. I guess this went right over my head. I'm not understanding what to do after enabling the content template, when i have done that in a test, the start/end dates appear as follows: 2/26/2011 and 2/28/2011, with no mention of start or end. am i making sense here?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 15, 2011 | Permalink
  6. You have to add the labels. When you insert that form field variable in the content template it's only going to output the value of that field. If you want it to say "Start Date:" in front of the start date then in your content template you need to type in "Start Date: " and then output the form field variable.

    Literally whatever appears in the content template is what is used to create the Post Body content. So you have to include EVERYTHING you want to appear in the Post content here.

    Here is a screenshot of an example:

    http://grab.by/8YmP

    In that example i'm including the Post Body field value, and then I am including a Start Date and End Date with the value of 2 date fields being output with each.

    Outputting the field variable only outputs the actual value, it doesn't output anything else. So you have to include the labels/title within the content template like in the example in my screenshot above.

    Please note you can't use the code in my screenshot exactly as it is because your form field variables will be different. Form field variables are unique to the specific form, which is why you need to use the Insert form field drop down to generate the variable.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink
  7. Thank you so much Carl. Phenomenal support I might add. I am most surprised at your patience. Thanks again.

    I'm 98% there I just need to figure out how to remove the "Add Image" appearing on the live post.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink
  8. Add Image? What "Add Image" are you referring to? Do you have a post you can provide a link to as an example?

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Maybe I'm not explaining it well. see link here: http://westorlandonews.com/2011/02/16/this-is-the-7th-test/

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink
  10. That link returns a 404 error, i'm not sure what I am supposed to be looking at on that page. It's a page not found error.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday February 16, 2011 | Permalink